New recipe books, running, Insanity and Easter!

I’ve been trying to incorporate a lot of Paleo recipes into my diet because lately my workouts have been on point but my diet has not.
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So I definitely think I’ll be trying these recipes over the next few weeks! :)

This week I have kept up with my Insanity workouts as well as some pilates, running and strength training. My goal is to incorporate at least two pilates work outs as well as two strength training workouts along with Insanity.
But like I said…I also need to get my diet back on track with tracking on My Fitness Pal.
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Yesterday instead of doing the Core Cardio and Balance, I decided to go on a run to support the runners in the Boston Marathon as well as the fallen officers in the United States. It’s nice to have a reason to run more. I’m proud to say that Insanity has improved my mile time, 5k time and my overall time for running 4 miles! I would like to know what my 1 mile time is though since I’m always prepared to run a little slower for more miles.
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Also I’m happy to say I got to spend Easter with Garrett, my mom, Alex and Alex’s mom :) Didn’t make any special treats but that’s ok, I definitely had a yummy brunch!
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Detailed Tracking and continuing Insanity…

Hey Everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted…I recently went to Colorado to help my cousin with her wedding, Garrett’s graduation..and getting back to my workout routine.

Originally I started off with week 6 of Insanity with a bang…I was excited for month two and I enjoyed the workouts.

The next week I went to Colorado and I tried to cram all my workouts before I left…well that didn’t work out so well since all the Insanity workouts are max interval training. When I was in Colorado, I did go for a beautiful run :) I kept up with my diet and was excited to help my cousin will the different wedding events she had planned while she was in Colorado.
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When I got back, Garrett was getting ready to graduate. My week was thrown off a little bit and only got 3 Insanity workouts in for the week. :( However I kept up with my diet…and BOUGHT A FITBIT!! :) I was excited to have a Polar and a fitbit!

This week I’ve kept up with my Insanity workouts…and let me tell you there were a few times this week where I absolutely considered skipping. But I remembered when I first started getting back into shape, it took a few weeks to get back into a fitness routine.
However I haven’t been eating the best this week…Garrett’s starting his new training program and I’m thrown all off. So I decided to buy a journal and track my fitness and health journey to see if that helps.
Remember fitness is a journey/lifestyle not something you pick up for 3 months and then give up. I am bound and determined to get to my health/fitness goal!

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After Garrett’s graduation we went to have dinner…here is the beautiful view from downtown San Jose
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Delicious Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, low sugar and Gluten Free)

Hey Everyone!
So I have been on a mission for awhile to create delicious cookie dough bites that are gluten free, dairy free, and that are low sugar.
COOKIE DOUGH BITES (Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Sugar)
Ingredients:
2 tbsp of coconut flour
3 tbsp of almond milk
1 medium banana
Stevia Drops (1 packed of truvia will do too)
chocolate chips (I used Lily’s Sweets because they are made with Stevia)
Makes about 12.

Directions
1. Mash banana, then mix in coconut flour. Add almond milk and stevia drops. Then add chocolate chips. Roll into balls and put in the freezer.
ENJOY!
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These little bits are delicious for a sweet snack…I ate some before I took a picture!

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Insanity….Week 6 Month 2 Day 35

Ok guys I’ll admit it, I’m a little behind on blogging. A week ago I finished my first month of Insanity! (However the picture below shows me during week three, whoops!)
The first round wasn’t too tough, I started to get a little bored with the work outs but I kept on going. Almost within the second week, I noticed a complete change in my body. I began to lose inches which is what I really wanted! Although I want to lose weight too for health reasons, I’ve been told that’s what month 2 is all about.
Today is my first day of month #2, I decided to challenge myself with a few new goals.
1. Watch my sugar intake
2. Practice intuitive eating (eating only when I’m hungry as well as what my body needs)
3. Logging my food intake (myfitnesspal)
4. Prep and pack good meals (watch carb intake)
I noticed that my diet in month 1 was ok, it wasn’t terrible but I could clean it up a lot. I have a huge sweet tooth, and in my experience it’s been best to treat it.
During the recovery week, I had a hard time doing the video so I did some weight training and running instead. I don’t feel bad about it. However Month 2 is where I’m going back to doing all the work outs!
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BEST bar ever! However it is not dairy free. Whey protein doesn’t seem to bother my stomach so I eat them!
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I always eat healthy when I go to Whole Foods, therefore when I feel like going out to eat for lunch this will probably be my main spot!
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